:: MiamiHawkTalk.com Privacy Policy

At MiamiHawkTalk.com, we believe your privacy is your business and we are committed to protecting that privacy. We believe that the only way this website will be successful is if we have your trust that we will not use your personal information in any way that you would find objectionable. This is why we tell you what kind of information we need to provide the services we do and what limitations we impose upon ourselves regarding your information.

The purpose of our policy is to inform you about the types of information we gather about you when you visit our site, how we may use that information, whether we disclose it to anyone, and the choices you have regarding our use of, and your ability to correct, the information.

Our site may contain links to other websites, including websites directed to children. We have no control over the privacy practices or the content of any of the sites to which we provide links from our sites. You should check the applicable privacy policy of the website sponsor when linking to other websites.

Information Collection and Use

MiamiHawkTalk.com is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. MiamiHawkTalk.com collects information from our users at several different points on our site.

Cookie Usage

Like many other websites, our site utilizes a standard technology called a "cookie" to collect information about how our site is used. Cookies are designed to help a website recognize a user's browser as a previous visitor and thus save and remember any preferences that may have been set while the user was browsing the site.

A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive, pass on a computer virus, or capture your e-mail address. Our Web site may use cookies to enhance your visit. Cookies can securely store a user's password, personalize pages, identify which parts of a site have been visited or keep track of selections. Our cookies may collect your domain name and track your selections through our Web pages. We only use "cookies" to gather the information indicated in this policy and do not use cookies to gather personal identifying information about you without your consent.

If a user rejects cookies issued by our site, they may still browse our site. However, some interactive functions of the site that are dependent on cookies may be limited to that user.

Message Board Registration

In order to use MiamiHawkTalk.com's message board, you must complete the registration form. During registration you are required to give your contact information (such as name and e-mail address). This information is used to resolve lost password issues, to contact you about updates in services for that message boards, and for the administrator to contact you personally for administrative purposes.

In addition, you have the option to make your e-mail address public so other users may contact you. Such a decision to make your contact information public in that context is completely your option, and you may change your mind at any time.

PLEASE BE AWARE that when you voluntarily disclose personal information (such as your name, e-mail address) in chat areas or bulletin boards to third parties, that information may be collected by others outside the control of us and may result in unsolicited messages from others. Such use by third parties is outside of our Terms of Service, and if you find you are bothered by a third party in such a way, please contact MHT at admin@miamihawktalk.com so we can investigate such abuses.

E-mail a friend

Some pages on this site may include a link to "Send This Page to a Friend". These links take users to a page where they can enter a third party's e-mail address and name as well as their own name and e-mail address. The information gathered through these forms are used only to inform the third party about the pages referenced and will not be used for any other purpose.

Log Files

We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track general user movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. Any information we collect is used for its own internal purposes to improve the content of the websites, to enhance users' experiences when visiting our site(s), to customize the content and/or layout of our pages, and to provide the services required by an individual user.

We do not use personal identifying information for any reason that is not disclosed either in this Policy or at the time the information is requested. We never send e-mail to you unless you request a particular service, or consent to being contacted by e-mail.

There are instances where you will have the opportunity to subscribe to an e-mail list that will send information about the site or our advertisers to your e-mail address, but this will be done only with your permission and consent.

Opting Out

At any time while assessing our site, any user while online may opt out of further e-mail contact from us (while still allowing access to our site). For further information about opting-out, contact the administrative staff at admin@miamihawktalk.com.

Security of Information

We use our best efforts to ensure the security of personal information submitted by users. When we collect other information from our users, it is stored in an area where the general public does not have access to it. If we ever implement an area for financial transactions, we will offer secure server transactions that encrypt your information in transit to conceal this information from unauthorized third parties.

Notification of Changes

These privacy policies are effective as of Aug. 1, 2001. We reserve the right to change this policy at any time, and will post any changes to this policy as soon as they go into effect.